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Talk of the Town - May 18, 2015

I sat in for Larry Rifkin today in Talk of the Town. I had the great fortune to have three excellent guests.

In hour one, I take a number of phone calls, before welcoming my first guest, Jim Levy, an oil driller, to discuss how the recent drop, and now spike in oil prices is affecting the US oil industry. 183 more words

Waterbury

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal over Governor Walker campaign probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a conservative group seeking to end an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. 103 more words

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Executing People with Mental and Intellectual Disparities in Texas

Yesterday Texas executed Derrick Dewayne Charles, a man with a history of mental illness. 32 year old Charles was not innocent of the crimes he was accused of committing, but whether he actually had the ability to understand he had done something wrong is another question and a  grave concern when imposing the death penalty on persons with mental or intellectual disparities. 292 more words

U.S. Supreme Court Defines Standard for Defalcation

IN LANDMARK CASE, U. S. SUPREME COURT RESOLVES AGE OLD DISPUTE OVER MEANING OF TERM IN BANKRUPTCY CODE; SETS NEW STANDARD FOR EXCEPTION OF DEBTS FROM DISCHARGE BY REASON OF… 1,059 more words

Murray Lobb

Abortion in America

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-approves-20-week-abortion-ban/2015/05/13/e25f4748-f97b-11e4-a13c-193b1241d51a_story.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us/house-vote-on-revised-abortion-bill.html?_r=0

Roe v Wade is the second most common example to find in an essay on the Supreme Court…and it drives us nuts! It is a landmark case, but it is also over 40 years old and your essays really need to be brought up to date. 458 more words

US Congress

Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage

Republicans continue to view us as sub-human. Worth nothing of value to society.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Racing both a U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage and legislative deadlines, Texas Republicans pushed ahead Tuesday toward putting the state at the forefront of resistance if same-sex weddings are ruled constitutional.

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Politics

Carly Fiorina Changes Mind On Amending Constitution To Bar Same-Sex Marriage

An interesting turn of opinion. It’s good to see at least one Republican with her brain cells operating…

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said she does not support amending the U.S.

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Politics